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Mar 12, 2011 6:15pm EST
of women in america. she passed away before the commission could finish its work. the report they released spurred action across the country. it helped galvanize a movement led by women that would help make our society a more equal place. it has been almost 50 years since the roosevelt commission published its findings. there have been few similar efforts by the government in the decades that followed. that is why last week here at the white house, we released a new comprehensive report on the status of women in the spirit of the one released half a century ago. there is a lot of positive news about the strides we've made. women have caught up with men in seeking higher education. women today are more likely than men to attend and graduate from college. there are also reminders of how much work remains to be done. women are still more likely to live in poverty in this country in education, there are areas like mathematics and engineering where women are vastly outnumbered by maile counterparts. this is troubling because we know to compete around the world, we need to harness the talents of
Mar 28, 2011 8:17pm EDT
joined on the communicators by debbie goldman of the communication workers of america, and parul desai. if we can start with you, ms. goldman. the cwa has supported this deal, why? >> we think it's good for the consumers and workers. right now we are moving in the wireless industry and into the next generation of wireless technology. and that's going to take both tens of billions of dollars in investment to get us there and it's going to require a lot more spectrum. right now people are aware that on their wonderful mobile divisions that they want to stream video, that they want to get on the internet and search with web pages. in many places, they are experiencing their dropped calls. there's a great need for more spectrum and a great need for the capital to invest in the next generation networks. we see that this merger will enable the merge to at&t to do that. so that's good for consumers. >> how is it good for cwa,? >> it's good for workers because right now behave experienced a situation in mitigating circumstance where we've seen declining living standards for working people over
Mar 14, 2011 10:30pm PDT
states of america has achieved new progress. people to people contacts and exchanges between our two countries grow rapidly. last year, 3 million visited each other. 1 million from china, 2 million from the united states of america. we see our mutual friendship enhanced, our cooperation consolidated and expanded. especially, our bilateral trade reached a new record of $385.3 billion. 29.3% more than the previous year. that is 150 times more than 32 years ago, when china and america established diplomatic relations. and the state of california maintains its leading position in exports to china. in the fourth quarter of last year, california exported x 0.8 billion u.s. dollars to china, which is 28% more than the same period of last year. 35% is from the bay area. the year 2010 is also a very remarkable in the relationship between china and san francisco. last year, shanghai and san francisco celebrated the city's anniversary of the sister city relationship. three mayors of this city led a large delegation to shanghai and inaugurated the grand opening of the san francisco post at the w
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Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
we go to "america's newsroom." bill: all right good deal, tomorrow. war in libya, this is brand new videotape into our newsroom as the u.s. fighter jet crash lands after experiencing mechanical problems. that's an f15, we're told the crew is safe, they have been rescued. that's one story. now this from a few hours ago: >> [blasts] >> bill: that is the shape of war in benghazi, the second largest city in libya, the bloodshed continues as pro qaddafi forces advance attacks on rebels. but where are we now? day three quickly moving to day four. welcome, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom", good morning martha. martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. as you can see there's a lot going on in libya this morning, forces loyal to mommar qaddafi, allied forces in the blitz, a big relief for the rebels. >> we don't want to kill. we want the united states and other countries in united states or europe, we fight them all day. the european people, they come here in this country to fight us for oil. bill: so many questions today, including who are th
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to the american people. since returning from south america, the president has begun to talk in greater detail about our involvement in libya. for the second time, he's discussed our operations in and around libya with the congressional leadership. over the weekend he devoted his entire address to the topic and he'll speak to the american people tonight about our operations in libya. all of this is welcome and in my view, overdue. before addressing what answers i hope to hear from the president this evening let me address the notifications to congress that the president has made. prior to the initiation of combat activities in libya the congressional leadership received two forms of notification of the president's decision to order americans into harm's way. prior to departing for his overseas trip, the president notified the congressional leadership of his plans to send american forces in to combat in action a limited discreet role to destroy the integrated air defenses of the libyan government and to enable our allies to estab
Mar 9, 2011 11:30am PST
'll be doing so as a devoted and passionate advocate for america, the country where i was born and raised. >> the job is one of the most important diplomatic jobs in government because of america's complex and sometimes strained ties with asia. john huntsman, the out governor is exploring a possible presidential run against president obama. >> the commander in chief's latest command: stand up against bullying. >> because putting a stop to bullying is a responsibility we all share. >> president and mrs. obama are fighting back against an alarming trend affecting every student in america. >> claims it encourages athlete >> one of america's most promine prominent journalists for half a century decide. he won a pulitzer prize for the watergate scandal in 1973 that led to president nixon's resignation. he detected political trends early. he was a regular contributor on talk shows. >> farm workers are protesting the sentencing for two of the three defendants charged in the death of a 17-year-old farm worker who was two months' pregnant. the judge approved the deal in the stockton court today.
Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
now, and they do now that the u.n. resolution passed. now that they're seeing america absolutely involved. up to that stage they did feel that the u.s. by taking so long to try to help how they could push this resolution through was in fact aligning with gadhafi forces. i had a number of libyans come up to me thanking and praising the united nations. many impressed by her attitude, statement as the united nations, and now they do have the sense that they're not in this alone, that the united states is effectively standing with them, that all of these international global leaders are by and large standing with them. randi? >> all right. arwa damon for us in ben gauzgh libya. thank you. >>> the focus of a devastated nation in japan remains on the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant and two hot reactors in particular. to gray smoke billowed from react 3 even after 1,000 tons of water was sprayed from fire trucks and cranes to try to keep fuel rods cooled. we haven't heard of new explosions on either site. on a hopeful side, all six hooked up to power cables but only two have power. that
Mar 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
. more than 20 years ago, his father left a steamboat for america. he served as a public servant for washington state. a century later, his grandson will return to china as america's top diplomat. in the years between these milestones, he has distinguished himself as one of our nation's most respected and admired public servants. as their country's first chinese-american governor, he worked tirelessly to attract jobs and businesses to washington state and he doubled exports to china. two years ago, i asked him to continue this work as commerce secretary. i wanted him to advocate for america's businesses and american exports all around the world. to make progress with our relationship in john and use the management skills he developed as governor to reform a complex and sprawling agency. he has done all of that and more. he has been a point person for my national export initiative. last year, his department led a historic number of trade missions that helped promote american businesses and support american jobs. he has ever seen an increase in american exports and, particularly, e
Mar 3, 2011 2:05am PST
rolls. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. ♪ we're the kids in america oh, oh, oh oprah: how did you tell your comment. he said, "oh, i knew." >> i never really grilled you to find out what you thought you elimination. you'd been through went really well. you had all >> was that a giveaway? surprised, and frankly, as long as she's happy, i really didn't oprah: you really didn't care. family that i guess i haven't imagined that i could, and this about being my mom or finding me about all of your faults and all of the mistakes. do you have any could've done it better. i wish do, you know? it's all a to do is be better than i did last time, but i log that and book where you were talking about when you'd hear his driveway and the kids were you'd move to action fast. oprah: "battle stations." yeah. for herself. thank you. ropia vida. you so much. nancy, thank you so much, and, family, thank you. "untied." it's in bookstores [captioned by the national ♪ ♪ hello sunshine ♪ sweet as you can be ♪ iove waking up [ chuckles ] ♪ to your morning melody ♪ i can tell
Mar 16, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> closing in on gadhafi. missiles target the libyan leader's compound overnight. u.s. firepower on display. but for how much longer? >>> radiation risk. spreading now to food and water. but at the devastated plant, some improvements to report today. >>> and the megamerger, set to affect millions of cell phone users. what would an at&t takeover of t-mobile mean for your monthly bill? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the u.s.-led coalition is not quite ready to say mission accomplished this morning, even after a weekend of pounding attacks that virtually crippled libya's defenses. >> allied leaders insist gadhafi is not the target of the assault. but a cruise missile did plow into a buildening on his residential compound. >> after that all, what is next? emily schmidt joins us with the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. u.s. war planes led most of the assault on libya over the weekend, including 90 tons of bombs dropped by b-2 bombers that were flown in from missouri. but the pen
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, reports of a possible deal for gadhafi's exit, as president obama tells the nation, he was right to order military force. >> i am convinced that a failure to act in libya, would have carried a fair greater price for america. >>> medical breakthrough. this woman lost 75 pounds and lost her diabetes. the surge may erase a deadly disease in a matter of hours. now, giving hope to millions of americans. >>> caught on camera. a child waist-deep in quick sand. and he's not the only one. >> we have two kids in what seems to be quick sand they're sinking in and can't get up. >> this morning, the amazing story of survival. >>> and are you ready for britn britney? britney spears, finally. the concert event that took over san francisco. and wait until you see what our "gma" cameras caught backstage with her. and get this. britney has something special she wants to share with you this morning, right here. >>> good morning, everyone. i cannot get britney's music out of my head. the global superstar, as you have never seen her before this morni
Mar 14, 2011 11:30pm PDT
of america in marin. we now know why that man is so upset. >> he isn't after money but he feels ripped off. rights now negotiators are trying to end a standoff on core data ma deer a. police have several intersections blocked. heather homes has been on the scene all evening as investigators work to end the situation peacefully. heather. >> reporter: it's not cash but a conversation the man tonight is demanding to speak to the ceo of bank of america saying the bank ripped him off. right now here at this 76 gas station across the street from the bank negotiators are inside talking the man trying to talk him out. but i'm told that they'll wait it out until they learn the man is mentally ill and hasn't been taking his medication. ktvu cameras caught the man with a bank of america grudge. walking around a benke took over 6 hours ago. >> i was trembling. >> reporter: she said she was depositing a check and she went silent and a look of fear on her hive. >> he was not pointing the gun to anybody, he was moving the gun, he told me if you want to get out just get out. >> reporter: silva though was
Mar 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
, military operation. if america can't do this, if america leaves gadhafi in power, american will look weaker until the region. >> gadhafi must go was said many times by this president and yet this mission is not intent on bringing him down. so i guess the question is -- >> let's just break that fiction right now. that is a fiction. do they not know, mark halperin, inside the white house that they have to drive him from power now for the reasons i stated. because if he stays in power, we've got a very angry man with oil money who will use it to kill americans on u.s. soil. because all of these people that wanted to rush in and said we have to go in and start a war with a third muslim power. this is what they have set loose. >> i agree. at this point there's no other alternative or outcome that's acceptable for america's interest in the region. but it's not a sure thing that he can be driven from power or that if he is driven from power that the vacuum that's left is to american's advantage. it's a dangerous line that's been krosd but it has been crossed. >> the inten is the humanitarian, the
Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
's like the argument about america that is at the heart of this. now he can argue that progressives and i do come from the senate, i do work for the center of american progress, have an extra constitutional vision of the system of laws, constitutional decision-making that argued that we have a living constitution that should to some degree acknowledge the realities of the world we live in today, and that the reason why the constitution speaks in broader language and it's not as restrictive and statute because our founders recognized that they could not determine what america would be 200, 250, 300 years from the time that a libyan. and so that those who argued for a broader constitutional perspective obviously limited by the text, and having some strong adheres to the text, but still to the degree that we recognize the fact the way people live is not the vision that is not respectful of liberty. we define liberty, we may have a different vision of what that liberty means. for example, i myself personally believe that it is not respectful of someone's liberty interests that we argue that w
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
on in america some we have money for endless wars and we can't take care of things at home. >> if you so disagree with the president's leadership on this, could you introduce a bill under the 1973 war powers act if it's passed, it would force u.s. forces to withdrawal from that conflict within 60 days unless the president comes to congress and getting approval. why not take that formal action? >> you know, there's a question as to whether the war powers abilities is even constitutional in that it does limit congress' express authority under article 1, section 8. and so we go 60 days down the road. we're in deeper in a war. if you don't have recognition that congress is a co-equal branch of government here, that congress has the first say as to whether or not we commit people to war, if you don't recognize that, then what we've done is we've set america on the path of even more adventurism, there are problems all over the world, yemen, bahrain, where there's conflict between 2k3w0e67govern people. if we keep intervening, we'll destroy our own nation. >> it's good of you to join me. thank
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of goods to south america, primarily computer and electronic products. >> there's a lot of growth going on in brazil and throughout latin america. for every billion dollars that we export to a region like latin america, we create 5,000 jobs at home. the issue of latin america trade has congress in a standoff. republicans want to pass trade deals. american demand for small fuel- efficient japanese cars hoose shot up since the tsunami. the run on those cars started when japanese automakers shut down their plants because of all of the damage from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. >>> a fremont semi-conductor company is moving to albany, new york. group 4 labs is taking 50 high- tech jobs with it. the company also recently announced plans to manufacture and test plant in syracuse. >>> the scientific breakthrough that's happening at a lab here in the bay area. that's tonight's special report. >>> plus -- >> students get less time in curriculum and you will see how it snowballs. >> why a bay area lawmaker says the federal government may not be there to bail out those people. >>> a new stud
Mar 9, 2011 8:00pm EST
for an alleged and erroneous connection to demand action -- to domestic terrorism. this is what america sometimes does when faced with crisis and fear. john adams sought and got the alien act. thousands were arrested for anti-war abuse during the world war roman one era. the japanese americans were tossed into internment camps. senator mccarthy met his downfall. he met his downfall when they said "had you know sense of decency -- have you no sense of decency?" focusing on the entire american muslim community to reduce terrorism is bad law enforcement and based on erroneous facts and flawed policies and theories. there is a basic distinction between belief systems and violent or criminal actions. political moderates are required to full protection. they said that extremism is no vice. they have radical extreme beliefs. we can all hold such a release of out this. these are pretty good subjects. the belief systems are not. they have a missed opportunity to find the similarities among all of those that commit acts of violence. there is more in common with a tax protester that flew a plane into the ir
Mar 21, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Mar 1, 2011 11:00am PST
prolonged increases in oil prices could hurt america's economic recovery. gasoline prices an average of $3.37 over the weekend. bay area drivers $4 for unleaded. the rise comes as tensions mount in the middle east and northern africa and demand for crude continued to increase in a booming china. >> notably the past few weeks concerns about unrest in the middle east and north africa and the possible effects on oil supplies have led oil and gasoline prices to rise further. >> bernanke says he did not believe an upswing in oil prices to lead to runaway inflation. >> hillary clinton says libya is at risk of collapsing into a long civil war. this follows continues denials by leader moammer gadhafi he is attacking his own people from protesting over his region minute. >> colonel qaddafi insists these protestors are not libyan. they support his government and they adore him. >> they love me. they love me all. >> if they do have -- >> they would die for me, my people. >> the second largest city qaddafi has already lost control. one man told abc news, we don't want him to leave, we want him to die.
Mar 1, 2011 11:30am PST
florida's new congressman rocked the house at cpac this year... this is the dawn of a new america. he says he knows what's wrong with national security... it talks more about global warming and climate change. and healthcare... ten pages are worth keeping the other 2,490 need to be scrapped... and washington... we tried this big government, liberal progressive agenda for 2 years. allen west headed for republican rock star status? on the "700  >>> also celebrated the ground breaking of the community's first public high school in more than 30 years. >> two, one! >> the new campus on garden street eventually will serve students who attend classes currently in a converted warehouse. the phoenix academy chatter school. all its graduating seniors were accepted into four-year colleges. >> to bring a public high school back to east palo alto is just an enormous achievement. we're happy to partner with both districts as well as our parents and families to bring a high-quality school option to get all these kids to college and beyond. >> the new campus will cost $13 m
Mar 17, 2011 11:30am PDT
star sat down with good morning america. it has been a challenging year and a half for woods. he crashed his suv in florida in november of 2009, and that lead to the revelations about several extramarital affairs and eventually a divorce from his wiewf, elin. woods says being a single father is tough, but he enjoys it. >> i just love being with them and seeing what they are doing and what they are capable of doing. the shifts of interest. that's what is fun. we have a great time together, and that's what is the most important. family is first. that's the way it was when i was growing up. my family, my mom and dad, were always there and always present for me. that's what i am with my kids now. >> as for golf, woods is working on getting his game back on track. he hasn't won a major event in nearly three years. woods says his goal is to reclaim his spot as the number one golfer in the world. >>> if you are a golfer it has been tough for you this week finding time when it is not wet. >> and it is not getting any better. today could be a good day to go outside. another storm is comin
Mar 22, 2011 9:00pm PDT
is part of the coalition transportation for america. that group reviewed federal highway data and released today's report. any elevated roadway considered a bridge. and more than 24,000 in california were examined. san francisco and alameda county are in the top 5 in terms of the worst with wear and tear. here's san francisco example. highway 101 at the central via deduct. in alameda county 8 80 at fifth where work is being done. in santa clara county the report notes the 101 overpass at pl actual erode. >> that makes me feel safer. >> don't really want people to be scared about getting out there whether you are walking, hiking taking transit or driving over a bridge if one is deemed extremely unsafe, l cal-trans will close it off just like they did the bay fwlij 2009. >>reporter: that's when cal-trans discovered a crack in aneurysm bar during a routine inspection. in a statement read by a spokesman, the transportation agency called the bridge managemt program robust. and in response today's report says more federal resources are needed. >> california needs a continued stable and re
Mar 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
of this any time soon. >>> president obama continues his trip through latin america today, but continuing to keep his eye on the events unfolding half a world away. he tells the international community why this operation is a necessary step for america. >> this is not an outcome that the united states or any of our partners sought. we're acting as part of a coalition with partnerses prepared to meet their responsibilities to protect the people of libya and uphold the mandate of the international community. >> savanna guthrie is live. another good morning. any official reaction from the folks right there to what has happened overnight? >> reporter: not so far. the many president is actually on his way to the tour of favella, so he's sticking to the schedule, bull getting his briefings, and was briefed this morning, as he is every day on intelligence matters. he's got the national security team, that part of it traveling with him. he's in close contact with the secretary of state clinton and other security aides, but in terms of the trip he's on his way to this tour, a cultural performance
Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
will bring the tower of to 480 ft.. expected to be in place by friday afternoon. >>pam: the america's cup trophy and robins had resist of this morning. pieces of larry ellison's it is over 20 stories tall. to call for >> is exciting that it is here today in san francisco>>pam: the america's cup trophy and robins had resist of this morning. pieces of larry ellison's it is over 20 stories tall. to call for the golden gate and the had to be dismantled and brought in by a cargo ship. and it was considered to windy. light that a small amount of wind even less than this will fly on its own weight. and it could likely caused damage. it was an example of what america can put together based on the world. this will not settle and the 2013 america's cup in san francisco city government say that this is a symbol of the promise of competition will bring to the san francisco economy. this will not sell or participate in the 2013 america's cup. >> he will spend the next three days of loading and that is just the beginning. >> this is one the teams of the equipment. and 18 to be scheduled oracle racing w
Mar 29, 2011 12:00am EDT
tomorrow on her show "our america" of own. thank you for watching abc news new. we hope you check out "good morning america." until tomorrow, good night, america. >> dicky: up next on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> the american people don't care that much. >> dicky: sharon osbourne. >> would you like to smell my fingers. >> dicky: bruin na know tonioli and music from the sounds. >> jimmy: a man in queens saw >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight, sharon osbourne. from "dancing with the stars," bruno tonioli. and music from the sounds. with cleto and the cletones. and now, fasten your safety belts, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >>. >> jimmy: hi, everyone. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching and showing up to see us here. here is what we're going to do tonight. when i downtown three, everyone start lafring. one, two, three. [ laughter ] i wish i thought of this years ago. it's easier than writing jokes. president obama, our president, addressed the nation from washington, d.c., tonight. it was the first time in history that the
Mar 5, 2011 11:00am EST
that has an impact on every household in america. soaring gas prices. the unrest in libya is helping fuel that surge. since yesterday, you're paying on average two cents more for a gallon of regular unleaded. the national average, $3.49. and this is going to shock you. this time last year, the average price for that same gallon of gasoline was $2.72. higher gas prices are tied to the jump in the price of oil. it's above $104 a barrel right now. investors are worried about supply disruption if the unrest in north africa and the middle east keeps spread iing. the fight for libya is now in its 19th day. the violence escalating every hour. rebels capture ras lanuf. but forces loyal to moammar gadhafi are striking back on the ground and also from the air. new offensives under way in the town of zawiya, a half hour from the capital of tripoli. it has changed hands several times in recent days. right now the rebels are in control. we've been talking to a resident of zawiya. for his own safety, we won't identify him. we do have him with us to tell us exactly what's happening there. sir, can you h
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
report." fair, balanced, and unafraid. >> america's third war. this time we are siding with largely unknown rebels in the civil war in libya. there is a mission, however in precise but no end game defined. still, leaders say the beginning is going well. >> we are satisfied that our attacks and those of our partners have been highly effective. >> as war planes target the libyan leader's troops, and cruise missiles scream through the skies, there are new accusations qaddafi is protecting his territory with human shields, including journalists. and now some government forces are reportedly removing their uniforms to hide in plain sight. plus, qaddafi's compound, among the targets. but where is the libyan leader? and in japan nuclear chaos. tonight, how the newest trouble forced workers and the u.s. navy to clear the area. first from fox this monday night, the desperation tactics of muammar qaddafi. we are seeing new evidence that the dictator is using human shields to keep international coalition to keep from hitting key targets. this as america unleashes fireplace in yet another confl
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